Kelly D. Coons, 51, Newton, Kan., passed away on Oct. 3, 2006, at Residence, Kan. He was born Nov. 29, 1954, the son of Betty Jo (Miller) and Donald Coons in Newton.
He attended Newton High School and played on the baseball team that was honored as the 1970 state champion. Kelly attended Emporia State University, and continued his love for baseball by playing for Emporia State. He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1972-74. His hobbies included baseball, golf, bowling, music and playing the guitar.
Survivors include his father, Donald Coons, Nevada; son, Matthew Coons and wife Elly, Nevada; grandchildren, Ivry and Laney, Nevada; brother, Douglas Coons, Newton; sister, Kim (Coons) Buckle and husband Gary, Newton. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Jo (Miller) Coons.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Oct. 7, at the First Christian Church, Newton, officiated by Gary Bell. Burial will be at 4 p.m., at the Peace Creek, Sylvia, Kan. Visitation will be at the Broadway Colonial Funeral Home on today from 12-9 p.m., and family will greet friends at the funeral home tonight from 6-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society.